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Meaning & Definition of Loose in English

English

Loose

/lus/

verb

1. Grant freedom to

  • Free from confinement
    synonym:
  • free
  • ,
  • liberate
  • ,
  • release
  • ,
  • unloose
  • ,
  • unloosen
  • ,
  • loose

2. Turn loose or free from restraint

  • "Let loose mines"
  • "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
    synonym:
  • unleash
  • ,
  • let loose
  • ,
  • loose

3. Make loose or looser

  • "Loosen the tension on a rope"
    synonym:
  • loosen
  • ,
  • loose

4. Become loose or looser or less tight

  • "The noose loosened"
  • "The rope relaxed"
    synonym:
  • loosen
  • ,
  • relax
  • ,
  • loose

adjective

1. Not compact or dense in structure or arrangement

  • "Loose gravel"
    synonym:
  • loose

2. (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player

  • "A loose ball"
    synonym:
  • loose

3. Not tight

  • Not closely constrained or constricted or constricting
  • "Loose clothing"
  • "The large shoes were very loose"
    synonym:
  • loose

4. Not officially recognized or controlled

  • "An informal agreement"
  • "A loose organization of the local farmers"
    synonym:
  • informal
  • ,
  • loose

5. Not literal

  • "A loose interpretation of what she had been told"
  • "A free translation of the poem"
    synonym:
  • free
  • ,
  • loose
  • ,
  • liberal

6. Emptying easily or excessively

  • "Loose bowels"
    synonym:
  • lax
  • ,
  • loose

7. Not affixed

  • "The stamp came loose"
    synonym:
  • unaffixed
  • ,
  • loose

8. Not tense or taut

  • "The old man's skin hung loose and grey"
  • "Slack and wrinkled skin"
  • "Slack sails"
  • "A slack rope"
    synonym:
  • loose
  • ,
  • slack

9. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps

  • "An open texture"
  • "A loose weave"
    synonym:
  • loose
  • ,
  • open

10. Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

  • "Idle talk"
  • "A loose tongue"
    synonym:
  • idle
  • ,
  • loose

11. Not carefully arranged in a package

  • "A box of loose nails"
    synonym:
  • loose

12. Having escaped, especially from confinement

  • "A convict still at large"
  • "Searching for two escaped prisoners"
  • "Dogs loose on the streets"
  • "Criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
    synonym:
  • at large(p)
  • ,
  • escaped
  • ,
  • loose
  • ,
  • on the loose(p)

13. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

  • "Her easy virtue"
  • "He was told to avoid loose (or light) women"
  • "Wanton behavior"
    synonym:
  • easy
  • ,
  • light
  • ,
  • loose
  • ,
  • promiscuous
  • ,
  • sluttish
  • ,
  • wanton

adverb

1. Without restraint

  • "Cows in india are running loose"
    synonym:
  • loose
  • ,
  • free

Examples of using

I'm just an ordinary guy with nothing to loose.
One of the fan blades broke loose and shattered against the wall.
There have been a lot of clothes lately that fit tightly and I don't like it. I prefer clothes with a loose design.